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"All that we are is the result of what we have thought." - The BuddhaEvery word and every action begins with a thought. Negative thoughts based in jealousy, greed, or hatred may seem harmless on the surface. After all, they're only thoughts, right? But while thoughts are only in our head, they often betray our intentions, and can directly shape our actions. So, how can you overcome internal negativity and live more consciously?In How Would Buddha Think?, best-selling author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, Barbara Ann Kipfer offers an insightful, modern take on the ancient teaching of Right Intention - an important tenet of the Buddhist Eightfold Path focused on the belief that our intentions drive our actions.With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to move past negative thoughts or ill will toward others and instead focus on altruism, purpose, and self-actualization - qualities needed to help you live a truly happy life.

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Barbara Ann Kipfer

Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer (born in 1954) is a lexicographer,as well as an archaeologist. She has written more than 60 books, including (Workman) , which has more than a million copies in print and has given rise to many Page-a-Day calendars. The 25th anniversary edition of the book was published in October 2014. She is the editor of Kipfer is Chief Lexicographer of the company Temnos. She has worked for such companies as Google, Dictionary. com and Thesaurus. com, Answers. com, Ask Jeeves, Bellcore/Telcordia, Federated Media Publishing, General Electric Research, IBM Research, idealab, Knowledge Adventure, Textdigger, The Chicago Tribune, and WolframAlpha. Barbara holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics (University of Exeter) , a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University) , an MA and a PhD in Buddhist Studies (Akamai University) , and a BS in Physical Education (Valparaiso University) .(from Wikipedia)

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